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The Lyceum

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201 S Washington St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3697
+1 703-746-4994
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Nice historical museum with Mercy Street display

Nice museum with photo's about the history of Alexandria. There is a great Mercy Street... read more

Reviewed July 5, 2017
Paul R
Nice, small museum

Very small museum, free although they suggest a $2 donation. Relatively few real historical items... read more

Reviewed July 4, 2017
Sharron G
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201 S Washington St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3697
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Reviewed July 5, 2017

Nice museum with photo's about the history of Alexandria. There is a great Mercy Street exhibition, but I'm not sure if it is permanent.

Thank Paul R
Reviewed July 4, 2017

Very small museum, free although they suggest a $2 donation. Relatively few real historical items. Did enjoy seeing the actual costumes worn by the PBS actors in "Mercy Street". Mercy Street was a PBS production about residents of Alexandria during the civil war. Interesting signage...More

1  Thank Sharron G
Reviewed May 21, 2017

several exhibits all about history of Alexandria thru various wars and time periods.Also has a nice museum gift shop.

Thank Ann H
Reviewed September 12, 2016

Lots to see in this museum, provides good and balanced historical background for the area but not too crowded.

Thank Monique S
Reviewed August 31, 2016

Nice place, not what I expected. The exhibits were very limited. It seems to need some care. I don't think I would recommend going

Thank Capetownrio
Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

It's more of a hall way exhibit that you would expect at your local town hall. It is nicely done, just small. I will have to say that I was enchanted by the light house lamps, they were amazing.

Thank Summer R
Reviewed July 2, 2016

We visited after we saw the advertisement for this museum in a guide to Alexandria. The ballroom for recitals is pretty and I am sure the acoustics are good. Enjoyed touring this small museum and learning about the importance of both the area and the...More

Thank Maribeth T
Reviewed June 22, 2016

I recently attended a piano recital in the ballroom of the Lyceum in Old Town, Alexandria. The building itself is beautiful. It dates back to preCivil War times. It is as though the walls themselves could speak; it contains so much history. The ballroom upstairs...More

Thank Jennifer B
Reviewed June 22, 2016

Never realized how much historical significance Alexandria had. This Museum was very well done. They even had a little game that involved looking at the exhibits for clues for my grandson. It was thoroughly enjoyable.

Thank Peter B
Reviewed April 10, 2016

I would only recommend this tour if you bought the city pass and were in the general area. It's just another little museum with a hodgepodge of artifacts. Close to Christ Church which is definitely worth a stop to see George Washington's box pew.

Thank Angela H
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